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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Join Kaya as an Environmental Conservation volunteer and you can contribute towards important efforts focusing on biodiversity, reforestation, and protection of national parks, forests and mangroves where species invasion and human impact have left their mark.

Environmental Conservation Volunteer Projects

Environmental matters such as climate change, deforestation, or habitat degradation have long been at the forefront of global conversations, with ever-increasing urgency for action. As an environmental conservation volunteer, you can be part of a generation of people taking charge of our planet’s future. 

Environmental conservation volunteers can help out in numerous ways across the projects Kaya offers. Get stuck in and get your hands dirty with reforestation planting, and habitat clearing. Or else aid in the safe access and security of nature and biodiversity through the repair and building of fences and pathways. Arguably most important of all, as an environmental conservation volunteer you could play an essential role in global education of those closest to the endangered habitats. By working with schools and communities you can help to improve understanding of environment conservation, and man’s role in its future.

Kaya’s environmental conversion volunteering projects are run by people who are incredibly passionate about preserving Earth’s habitats and biodiversity. In New Zealand project locations could see you working on the coastline, in the mangroves, or even in city centres. Whilst in Latin America, conservation projects range from such breathtaking locations as the Amazon rainforest, the Andes, or Mindo Cloud Forest. 

As an environmental conservation volunteer, you could be protecting habitats and ecosystems, monitoring species, replanting deforested areas, or more. Deforestation and loss of habitats is leading us in the direction of mass animal extinctions, and much of this is happening in some of the world’s most spectacular locations. Click here to meet one of the local people involved in reforestation and urban greening.

Projects that are popular with our environmental conservation volunteers include placements in Peru or in Ecuador. Our permaculture internship in South Africa or green energy internship in China are a great way to compliment your studies while our summer camp is an exciting option for younger and older volunteers to learn about the approaches being taken to tackle deforestation through the use of solar cookers, education and tree planting in South Africa.

To join Kaya as an environmental conservation volunteer, all you require is a passion for change, a love of nature, and a safe level of fitness for undertaking some manual labour. Perhaps you are interested in a specific field of environmental science (maybe as part of your studies). In which case, let us know, and we may well be able to match you to the perfect project. 

Join us as an environmental conservation volunteer, and strive for the kind of global change and education that will better our planet, its habitats, and its biodiversity for generations to come.

Our Environmental Conservation Projects

Clean Energy Internship in South Africa

Join the clean and renewable energy internship in South Africa and make an impact environmentally or economically, depending on your field!

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Sustainable Farming, Food Security & Animal Husbandry Project, Belize

Join this organic farming and food security initiative, aimed at providing a sustainable source of healthy foods for young mothers and inner city youth in Belize.

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Environmental Conservation and Organic Agriculture in Ecuador

Volunteer in the Amazon or the coast of Ecuador on this environmental conservation project and gain an incredible insight into the bio-diversity of this region.

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Environmental and Community Gap Year Program Adventure in Costa Rica

Join our 10 or 7-week environment conservation and community development gap year adventure program, and explore Costa Rica in an exciting and meaningful way!

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Environmental and Community Gap Year Program Adventure in South Africa

Join our 10 or 7-week environment conservation and community development gap year program, and explore South Africa in an exciting and meaningful way!

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Study & Intern in Ecuador: Environmental Science & Conservation Track

Combine study abroad and intern this fall or spring in Ecuador

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Ecuador Semester Abroad: Environmental Science & Conservation

Combine study abroad and intern this fall or spring in Ecuador

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Sustainability Internship in South Africa

Join the sustainability internship in South Africa and make an impact environmentally, economically or culturally depending on your field!

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Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda

Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda

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Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Brazil

Learn and experience wildlife conservation volunteering in Brazil

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Multimedia Internship in Peru

Multimedia internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help while supporting biodiversity conservation

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Environmental Conservation Internship in Peru

Environmental conservation internship in Peru to develop your CV/resume and help with scientific research

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Fair Trade Internship in Ecuador

Join our Fair Trade Internship in Ecuador and work with a local sustainable environmental project that helps alleviate poverty locally.

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Environmental Conservation Volunteer Program: Peruvian Rainforest

Be part of a leading research programme and help with sustainable community and environmental conservation initiatives in the Peruvian rainforest.

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Environmental Conservation in New Zealand (North Island)

Volunteer on a project that preserves and restoring New Zealand’s natural beauty through habitat monitoring, heritage restoration, planting and more

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Sustainable Economic & Community Development in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador on an economic and community development initiative to help families preserve their values, culture and environment and create sustainable livelihoods.

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Agro Forestry & Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest

If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts then volunteer on this project located in the stunning Cloud Forest in Ecuador.

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Urban Greening & Horticulture Internship in South Africa

Participate in promoting environmental awareness within African Communities, combat Climate Change and develop your own knowledge and skills.

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Environmental Conservation in New Zealand (South Island)

Volunteer in New Zealand and participate in vital environmental conservation work preserving and restoring South Island's unique, natural beauty and the habitat of its vulnerable seabird

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Conservation & Ecology Volunteering in the Eswatini Savannah

If you are a student or are fascinated by wildlife and habitats, why not join us on this conservation and ecology placement in the Swaziland savannah.

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African Marine & Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

Why not do a bit of everything on this 5 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Easy 4-step application process

APPLY ONLINE

Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

CONFIRMATION

Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.

GET PREPARED

When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.